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Internet access is gradually becoming more affordable in Mozambique
April 3, 2014 ♦ No Comment

At the AITEC Southern Africa ICT Summit 2014, Mozambique became the third African country and the first in Southern Africa to join the Alliance for Affordable Internet.

Multi-stakeholder affordable internet forum held in Abuja, Nigeria
March 12, 2014 ♦ No Comment

On March 11th, the A4AI coalition hosted Nigeria’s first multi-stakeholder affordable internet forum. Held in Abuja, participants discussed challenges facing cheaper internet access in Nigeria along with how to overcome these barriers to access.

2013 African ICT news recap
January 5, 2014 ♦ One Comment

In 2013 we came across exactly 4,266 newsworthy articles, stories, posts, and features on African Internet progress. Many provided only a quick update, but just as many gave an in-depth look into how Africans are engaging with technology.

Alliance for Affordable Internet Affordability Report highlights successes in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria
December 9, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Alliance for Affordable Internet Affordability Report highlights successes in Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has just released “The Affordability Report 2013″ which attempts to understand why only some countries have succeeded in creating universal Internet access.

South Africa’s broadband policy serves as a framework to create a ‘vibrant information society’
December 9, 2013 ♦ No Comment

South Africa’s new broadband policy outlines a series of steps needed to create a “dynamic and connected vibrant information society and a knowledge economy that is more inclusive, equitable and prosperous.”

Open Government Data is starting to make an impact but African initiatives are scarce
November 7, 2013 ♦ No Comment
Open Government Data is starting to make an impact but African initiatives are scarce

New research conducted by World Wide Web Foundation and Open Data Institute finds African open data initiatives to have good intentions but limited reach and impact.